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Grateful Dead Live at Orpheum Theatre on 1976-07-16

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Grateful Dead Live at Orpheum Theatre on 1976-07-16

Set 2

Playing In The Band ->
Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey ->
Cosmic Charlie
Samson And Delilah
Spanish Jam ->
Drums ->
The Wheel ->
Space Jam ->
Playing In The Band Reprise ->
Around And Around % High Time % Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Orpheum Theatre
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD + AUD Matrix Mix (50%-SBD/50%-AUD)
Transferred by Dan Haugh


Source Info

SBD: Master Reel -> Master Dat (44.1k)

FOBalcony: MAC > DAT > CD
Recorded by Bob Menke using Sony ECM-280 mics >
Sony TC-152 from front of balcony


Tech Notes

FLACs were decoded to wave and SF 6.0 was used to reassemble
the tracks back to 1 long wave. Cool Edit Pro 2.0 was used
to align & synch both of the sources. This is a 50% SBD, 50%
AUD mix.
- Mixed by
- SHN conversion 13-OCT-2004
- Remix & FLAC conversion 19-JAN-2005
- Artwork by 300dpi - For best results
print at the highest resolution onto glossy photo paper.
Design for use with a clear single jewel case.



This is all that circulates in the SBD source.

The AUD source was lightly EQ'ed. A slight high end cut.

AUD Patch Samson approx 4:35 to fill missing part of the SBD
29:58.490 to 31:31.560 total of 01:33.070. This is somewhat
detectable but hardly. Which is really a statement to just
how great the AUD source is.

SBD Patch Drums approx 02:37 to fill missing part of the AUD
44:07.731 to 44:15.904 total of 0:08.172. This is smooth and
most likely undetectable.

Missing 22.027 crowd on AUD source between Around & Around
and High Time. SBD trimmed accordingly to match with a 3
second crossfade. Smooth and most likely undetectable.


Reviewer: ToddWCorey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2016
Subject: Stronger than Dirt
DEFINITELY NOT Stronger than Dirt - different key, different time signature, and none of the signature lines. At the very start Jerry plays a run that sounds Dirt-ish and Phil plays a punchy line that sounds like it could go there, but nothing materializes. Later Keith hints at some Slipknot-like stuff; it would be more appropriate to call this a Slipknot jam if you have to label it (it's in the key of A and has roughly the right tempo). I just hear it as a cool jam.
Reviewer: marykeel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2015
Subject: Awesome upload!
Thanks uploader!
I almost forgot how beautiful this is!
Reviewer: GreenLion - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2014
Subject: Catch the Wheel
Just to mention for those, like me, that really like The Wheel - this is a great version, with beautiful, lyrical playing from JG.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2013
Subject: High time
Have to laugh at the heads calling out what they want hear before Playin.(but really that had to get old for the band)
the set is real good and so is the quality of the recording.
Samson is only a month old here!
HIGH TIME goes very nicely in the final ballad of the night spot.
and I agree that Donna is nice in the mix!
Jerry's vibe on the guitar is KIND throughout.
Reviewer: popeye squirm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2013
Subject: estimated profit =0
that fellow REALLY picked the wrong place to peddle crap..great show...great sound! estimated profit for the dork below 0.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - November 19, 2012
Subject: bnjfids89sa
Take your tasteless consumer ad post and stick it where the sign don't shine.......
Reviewer: ripple947 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2012
Subject: Definitely Not Stronger Than Dirt
Or, as the wonderful instrumental piece is referred to on post-Jerry setlists, King Solomon's Marbles.
Phil's bass line at the beginning of this part of the jam is suggestive of STD/KSM but that's about it. Otherwise, none of the chord changes of the song, nor the 7/4 rhythm.
Reviewer: dc in colorado - - June 27, 2012
Subject: looping...Huh?
What is up with the vocals on S&D? It sounds like they were using tape loops (or a miraculously complicated vocal arrangement) but I can't recall anything like that ever happening. Is it glitch in the matrix?
Reviewer: swampRatchild - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2012
Subject: matrix is where its at
killer/smoker of a second set with beautiful versions of cosmic charlie and high time. A++ sound.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2011
Subject: Amazing matrix!
This matrix is absolutely perfect! No delay or fade between the two tapes, and full rich sound! This is one of the best matrix recordings on the archive for sure, and what a great show too! I love '76 because it's a year I don't get to often, but when I do it's always a mind-bender! I love the Playin' here, maybe even more than versions I have heard from '77! They aren't just doodling away on chords, they are creating! This matrix captures the pure sounds of each individual instrument as you would hear it in the audience! The Dead are in a tight groove this night, permeated by that lazy '76 flow. Every note is thought out and constructed. The Cosmic Charlie is simply fascinating! The drummers are tuned into each other and the vocal harmonies are perfect. Too bad we don't have the complete show!

I almost forgot to mention how truly beautiful Donna sounds on this evening. Even her Playin' scream is more tempered.

And that is "Stronger Than Dirt" you are hearing after Playin', it is a version they played a lot in '75, not the typical version you expect to hear from the studio album.
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2010
Subject: Saw DSO perform this
At the Boulder Theatre. It was a great show to see as it was an unpredictable set list with a lot of nuggets.

I believe this is the only Stronger Than Dirt outside of the few 75' hiatus performances.

Just a very jazzy and different approach to what they were doing historically at this point.

Look to the last night of this run for a solid second set as well, slightly more historically predictable, but still a good listen through.
Reviewer: Nickhead - - November 1, 2010
Subject: question
How do I download this concert?
Reviewer: spiral-tee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2010
Subject: NOT Bill Graham's Birthday!
1st this show friggin'ocks front to back!!! thanks,boys in the band SMILE,SMILE,SMILE. I am consused though. Bill's b-day is January 8th,1931, 3 days before mine. gotta love us Cappies. Is this part from another show or is the date wrong on this(7/16)? just curious. anyone gotta clue 'bout this? by the way... WHO DAT WHO DAT!! GO SAINTS!! MARDI HARDY PARTY GRAS. LOVE EVERYONE OF YOU DEADHEADS. LOVE ALBERTS BICYCLE AND TENOCHTLA- THE FLESH OF THE gODS.! PEACE THETYEDYEGUY!!..THEDYEGUY@LIVE.COM 25 YEARS AND STILL PLAYING WITH COLORS. ILOVE LIFE!!
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2009
Subject: No stronger than dirt!
There is No stronger than dirt! It just isn't there. It is just a jam, but it is not that tune!
Reviewer: TimeofThepassing - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2009
Subject: Swet
Awsome set love the high timeand where is the us blues encore????
Reviewer: Terry Luther - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2009
Subject: sweet
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